EPA proposes GHG reporting program

By | May 04, 2009
The U.S. EPA issued a proposed finding in April confirming that greenhouse gases (GHG) contribute to air pollution that may endanger public health or welfare. The agency conducted extensive peer-reviewed scientific analysis of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perflourocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride and found that concentrations of the gases are at unprecendented levels as a result of human emissions.

In March, the EPA proposed a national GHG emissions reporting program that would affect approximately 13,000 facilities, including ethanol production facilities. The proposed plan would take effect Jan. 1, 2010.